Social media



Who wants to be the next Zuckerberg?

7th March 2021

What does it take to make the next big social network? Since Mark Zuckerburg launched Facebook from his college dorm room all those years ago, social media has become a key part of our lives. Different forms of social media have spawned since, including Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok. As social media becomes a more lucrative ...


Nathan Evans: “The fact that everyone’s feeling alone … a sea shanty gives you a feeling of togetherness”

2nd March 2021

The Glasgow Guardian interviews Nathan Evans; a former postman from Airdrie who found overnight fame when his covers of sea-shanties blew up on TikTok, gaining viral fame and a three record-deal. I’ll admit it – I’m far too obsessed with TikTok for my own good. And, as the overly avid fan of the app that ...


#feminism #ad

14th February 2021

Commodified Insta-feminism is inherently toxic, and it’s time for radical change. 2020 was the year of internet-generated terms that would perplex our former selves: Insta-feminism, cancel culture, receipts, publishing bias, systematic racism… the list goes on. This isn’t to say these issues and their accompanying terms are fresh off the press; they had been societal ...


Fact checking your Facebook feed

30th November 2020

We’re living in a post-truth world. How can we tell fact from fiction online? As social media platforms have blossomed, it has never been so easy to communicate with others. However, along there has been an increase in deceptive, misleading, and false information designed to spread quickly. These have taken the form of conspiracy theories, ...


Out-of-touch-with-reality stars?

28th November 2020

Do celebrities like Kim Kardashian need a reality check?  Kim Kardashian-West recently took to Instagram to share pictures from her 40th birthday celebration; a trip to a private island with a large group of her friends. The post read: “After two weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest ...


Anything I can do, you can do better

18th October 2020

Why we should learn to not compare ourselves so harshly to our peers online. We are all guilty of losing ourselves down the social media rabbit hole, mindlessly scrolling through image upon image, status upon status, immersed in the lives of others. For most young adults in the UK, coming of age in the era ...